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About The Author

Tobias Jacobi joins the TrainHeroic blog with a vast background in S&C. Tobias is currently the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach in his 3rd year at Strong Rock Christian School in Locust Grove, GA. Before landing at Strong Rock Christian, Tobias has stops at East Carolina University, Charleston Southern University, Kent State University, Western Carolina University, Elon University, UNC-Chapel Hill, & Cumberland University. Certifications include: CSCS, RSCC*D, USAW-SP, TPI-L1, & USAT&F-L1


Recent Posts



Does In-Season Conditioning Help or Hurt Game Day Performance?

By Tobias Jacobi | Thu, Sep 28

In-season training can be a mine field for the strength & conditioning professional. Accumulate too much fatigue and performance decreases... but if your team isn't fit, you'll be left in the dust when it matters. So the question remains: How much is enough? And how much is too much?

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5 Questions Parents Will Ask About Strength Training and How To Answer Them

By Tobias Jacobi | Mon, Jul 10

One of my major concerns when I made the move to the high school ranks after almost 15 years as a collegiate strength and conditioning coach was interacting with the parents.

I am in a unique situation: a K-12 private school. I deal with questions from parents of children at many different ages. These questions range from the routine to the very off-the-wall.

Early on in my transition, I came to realization that dealing with a parent was very similar to dealing with sport coaches. Sometimes it can be a difficult situation, and other times it can be smooth. The one thing the strength and conditioning coach must have is support from their administration. A supportive athletic director, principal, and administrative staff will be the strength and conditioning coach's best friends.

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5 Tips To Building Coach, Parent, and Team Belief

By Tobias Jacobi | Tue, Jun 20

Getting all those involved with your program to believe in you as a strength & conditioning coach is something that gets tougher each day. And it's something good coaches must constantly work on to develop. 

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Are Your Athletes Ready for a College Strength and Conditioning Program?

By Tobias Jacobi | Wed, Mar 29

I have the unique perspective of coaching at a collegiate level (15 years) and high school level (3 years). With this experience, I have worked with many young men who played or want to play at the collegiate level. One of the things that excited me about making the transition to the high school level was the ability to positively affect young men before they got to college.

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